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The logician and the engineer : how George Boole and Claude Shannon created the information age

Auteur: Paul J Nahin
Uitgever: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Editie/Formaat:   Gedrukt boek : Biografie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use--from our computers and cars, to our kitchen gadgets and home appliances. How did a system of mathematics established in the Victorian era become the basis for such incredible technological achievements a century later? In The Logician and the Engineer, best-selling popular math writer Paul Nahin combines  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
Genoemd persoon: George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude E Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon; George Boole; Claude Elwood Shannon
Genre: Biografie
Soort document Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Paul J Nahin
ISBN: 9780691151007 0691151008
OCLC-nummer: 775662187
Beschrijving: ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhoud: George Boole and Claude Shannon : two mini-biographies --
Boolean algebra --
Logical switching circuits --
Boole, Shannon, and probability --
Some combinatorial design logic examples --
Sequential-state digital circuits --
Turing machines --
Beyond Boole and Shannon.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Paul J. Nahin.

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"Nahin leavens the math and engineering with humor and an infectious intellectual curiosity, and the parallels between Boole and Shannon are convincingly drawn. . . . [The Logician and the Engineer] Meer lezen...

 
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